Northwestern Medicine Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Nov 24, 2019

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Northwestern Medicine President & CEO Dean M. Harrison
Dean M. Harrison
344 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and opportunities for growth in clinical areas(in 88 reviews)

  • "Good benefits & company with good staff(in 55 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management made everything very stressful(in 23 reviews)

  • "NW has a hard time keeping their nurses for more than one year so there is high turnover and not much continuity in your coworkers(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Patient Registration Representative"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Great money, a lot of opportunity for over time

    Cons

    Upper management made everything very stressful

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Strong name recognition, unhealthy work culture."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Medicine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1) Collaborative physicians; great learning experience. 2) Wealthy corporation with fancy hospitals and latest treatments; money to support good IT. 3) Good health insurance.

    Cons

    1) Not-for-profit hospitals/clinics that seem to prioritize profits over patient care and needs; too much focus on rankings. 2) Unhealthy, highly political work culture. Too hierarchical + discord between administration and physicians. Lots of employee turnover. Uninspiring upper management. 3) Education reimbusrement isn't competitive. Only $5500 in education reimbursement (versus UofChicago Hospital, which provides 50% tuition at it's University).

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer - IT"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Large and growing org with big name and matching reputation. They are willing to fund IT initiatives. There is a lot of expertise in-house, and very little outsourcing - I would compare NM favorably to what I know of other large health care systems on this score. Good opportunities to learn within your field. Fun atmosphere, especially if based downtown. Middle management is very good, at least in the org that I was a part of. Work-life balance is overall fairly good - one gets the impression that one's time is valued and respected.

    Cons

    With the acquisitions, in my view there is a reactive tendency to try and micromanage from the downtown upper management. In my experience the office atmosphere is fun but excessively social, to the point that in-groups and even bullying occurs. Compensation is below average. Very poor and regressive WFH policy. IT is very siloed - surprisingly so.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Was okay as a stepping stone type of position"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anesthesia Technician in DeKalb, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Medicine part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cool job, Learned a lot

    Cons

    Mean coworkers, bullying from upper management

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Beware"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Financial Assessor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northwestern Medicine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits have improved, great namesake, access to some of the best doctors.

    Cons

    Advancing is POLITICAL and HR almost seems complicit, upper management lacks diversity (directors are almost always white males), many supervisors are incompetent and lack basic professionalism, if you work in billing you will be audited by people who have never done your job. Everything about this organization screams corporation. Money and numbers are the only concern.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Company Harbors intimidating supervisors/complete lack of integrity"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Medicine part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits-top notch HR help

    Cons

    Supervisors lie to upper management to protect friendships. They share you personal information with peers even if asked to stop.

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  7. "Health and Fitness Centers: Upper Management is as shady as they come."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Fitness in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Medicine part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free membership, great (lower level) coworkers, awesome members/clients

    Cons

    Where to begin, Upper management basis their decision making off friendships over qualifications; provides little to no explanation of any decisions; they don’t listen to any of their employees.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "This is a business, not health care."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Medicine full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Access to great physicians if needed. Good benefits

    Cons

    Money is the number one priority with upper management, not quality patient care. They prefer to put their money into beautiful facilities and not in the human contribution from staff (or lack there of).

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Registered Nurse"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Medicine full-time

    Pros

    The amount of resources and the actual nurses I work with is the main positive.

    Cons

    Not a lot of respect to nurses or respect from upper management. Educational opportunities, especially for new grads, is lacking. They are not true to their values.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Caregivers are great. Upper management, not so much."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Doctors, nurses and primary care givers really do care about patients. Facilities are great.

    Cons

    Upper management seems more focused on taking care of its Board than taking care of patients.

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